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David Oyelowo steps ‘back in time’ to film Come Away in London

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He dazzled audiences with his performance as a law-abiding citizen-turned-wanted criminal in Gringo earlier this year.

But David Oyelowo will take a step back in time for his latest role, as the actor was spotted on the set of new movie Come Away in London on Tuesday afternoon.

Dressed in a period costume, the actor, 42, looked in high spirits as he filmed scenes on a city street that had been transformed into a Victorian market for the flick, which is a prequel for both Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan.

David Oyelowo will take a step back in time for his latest role, as the actor was spotted on the set of new movie Come Away in London on Tuesday afternoon

David Oyelowo will take a step back in time for his latest role, as the actor was spotted on the set of new movie Come Away in London on Tuesday afternoon

David Oyelowo will take a step back in time for his latest role, as the actor was spotted on the set of new movie Come Away in London on Tuesday afternoon

David will play a character named Jack in the live-action film, though the nature of his role has not yet been disclosed. It is possible Jack will be the father of Peter and Alice, as they are siblings in the reimagination.

Clad in a retro ensemble that included a checked waistcoat and bowler hat, the Selma star looked to be having the time of his life on set as he joked between takes and stopped to pose for selfies with fans.

The movie’s production crew have been hard at work transforming the historic riverside street Shad Thames, once home to the largest warehouse complex in London, into a Victoria market for the movie in recent weeks

Dressed in a period costume, the actor, 42, looked in high spirits as he filmed scenes on a city street that had been transformed into a Victoria market for the movie

Dressed in a period costume, the actor, 42, looked in high spirits as he filmed scenes on a city street that had been transformed into a Victoria market for the movie

Dressed in a period costume, the actor, 42, looked in high spirits as he filmed scenes on a city street that had been transformed into a Victoria market for the movie

Incredible: The production crew have transformed the historic riverside street Shad Thames, once home to the largest warehouse complex in London, into a Victoria market

Incredible: The production crew have transformed the historic riverside street Shad Thames, once home to the largest warehouse complex in London, into a Victoria market

Incredible: The production crew have transformed the historic riverside street Shad Thames, once home to the largest warehouse complex in London, into a Victoria market

And their efforts certainly paid off as the brick roads were lined with wooden wagons stocked with barrels, ropes and piles of straw sacks that created the illusion of an impoverished, run-down area.

A horse and cart, as well as extras clad in Victorian costumes, added to the effect as filming got underway on the charming street, which is usually a tourist hot spot.

It’s believed the movie will be filmed in various areas across the UK over the coming weeks, before shooting moves over to Los Angeles later in the autumn.

While David was the only big name pictured on set, the live-action fantasy-drama is glittered with big names, including Angelina Jolie and Michael Caine. 

Under wraps: David will play a character named Jack in the live-action film, though the nature of his role has not yet been disclosed

Under wraps: David will play a character named Jack in the live-action film, though the nature of his role has not yet been disclosed

Under wraps: David will play a character named Jack in the live-action film, though the nature of his role has not yet been disclosed

Under wraps: David will play a character named Jack in the live-action film, though the nature of his role has not yet been disclosed

Under wraps: David will play a character named Jack in the live-action film, though the nature of his role has not yet been disclosed

Animated: The Selma star looked to be having the time of his life on set as he joked between takes and stopped to pose for selfies with fans

Animated: The Selma star looked to be having the time of his life on set as he joked between takes and stopped to pose for selfies with fans

Animated: The Selma star looked to be having the time of his life on set as he joked between takes and stopped to pose for selfies with fans

The movie, set before Alice went to Wonderland and before Peter became Pan, reimagines the iconic characters as brother and sister.

The tale is ignited by the death of the siblings’ older brother, who tragically dies in an accident.

Alice and Peter each seek to save their grief-stricken parents from the downward spiral that ensues following their brother’s death, but the youngsters are soon forced to choose between home and imagination.

What a transformation! The brick roads were lined with wooden wagons stocked with barrels, ropes and piles of large sacks that created the illusion of an impoverished, run-down area

What a transformation! The brick roads were lined with wooden wagons stocked with barrels, ropes and piles of large sacks that created the illusion of an impoverished, run-down area

What a transformation! The brick roads were lined with wooden wagons stocked with barrels, ropes and piles of large sacks that created the illusion of an impoverished, run-down area

Setting the scene: A horse and cart and extras clad in Victorian costumes added to the effect as filming got underway on the street, which is usually a tourist hot spot

Setting the scene: A horse and cart and extras clad in Victorian costumes added to the effect as filming got underway on the street, which is usually a tourist hot spot

Setting the scene: A horse and cart and extras clad in Victorian costumes added to the effect as filming got underway on the street, which is usually a tourist hot spot

Inspiration: Come Away is a Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland prequel, reimagining the iconic characters as brother and sister

Inspiration: Come Away is a Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland prequel, reimagining the iconic characters as brother and sister

Inspiration: Come Away is a Peter Pan and Alice In Wonderland prequel, reimagining the iconic characters as brother and sister

Elias Alex Ifeanyichukwu is a realist, keen writer born in Nigeria, he is a graduate and an active member of JoelsBlog Team, Elias Alex has a great sense of humor, writes great contents and is ready to serve you with what's Latest in Nigeria!

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